Rare Diseases

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What is a rare disease?

According to the European Union, rare diseases are classified as one that affects less than 5 in 10,000 of the general population. Similarly, the NIH defines it as: ‘one that affects fewer than 200,000 people’. This means that it’s possible that most people aren’t aware that rare diseases exist unless it affects them personally.  Moreover, if we consider that the world is made up of 7 billion people, these rare diseases don’t seem so rare after all. 

It is estimated that up to 25 – 30 million Americans are affected by rare diseases. Similarly, it’s said that 3.5 million people in the UK and 30 million people in Europe are already/will be affected by rare diseases.  Continue reading “Rare Diseases”

10 Useful Health Resources

The NHS (National Health Service) is comprised of public health care providers in the UK. While it’s based on the services available in the UK, the website is a useful resource.

Its website is a valuable source of information, providing an A-Z of different health conditions (including diabetes, cancer, mental health and pregnancy) and as well as lifestyle tips such as how to lose weight. Continue reading “10 Useful Health Resources”